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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

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Quincy woman makes debut television appearance

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Quincy resident Traci Downey, owner of Traci’s Sweet Surprises, chats with Julissa Ortiz, one of the hosts of CW 31’s GoodDay.
Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/21/2014

 

By the time television viewers saw Traci Downey make her 9:45 a.m. debut on CW 31’s GoodDay, she had already been at work since 1 a.m.

That’s when the Quincy baker took over the kitchen of the Hampton Suites in Sacramento to make her signature cinnamon rolls and a white chocolate ganache cake for the cast and crew of the morning television show Feb. 11.

Traci, accompanied by her husband, Mark, had been invited to appear on the morning show after producers saw a photo of one of her cakes and accompanying sculpture.

Read more: Quincy woman makes debut television appearance

 

Quincy man to stand trial in toddler’s death

todlerDan McDonald
Managing Editor
2/20/2014

 

Kenneth Charles-Alan Stringfellow will stand trial for murder in the December 2013 death of a toddler in Quincy.

At a Thursday, Feb. 13, pretrial hearing in Quincy, Plumas County Superior Court Judge Ira Kaufman ruled there was enough evidence against Stringfellow to justify a trial.

Read more: Quincy man to stand trial in toddler’s death

 

Live from the boardroom Supervisors tackle topics and change a street name

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/19/2014

 

After a trial run, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors’ meetings are now streaming live beyond the courthouse walls.

“I’m pretty pleased with the way it’s come together,” said Dave Preston, the county’s information technology director, during the board’s Feb. 11 meeting.

Read more: Live from the boardroom Supervisors tackle topics and change a street name

 

Drought workshop to provide important information for area ranchers and farmers

Feather Publishing
2/21/2014
 

A drought management workshop is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Vinton Grange Hall on Highway 70 in Vinton.

The Sierra Valley and Feather River resource conservation districts are hosting the event for area farmers and ranchers in response to growing local concerns about potentially devastating water shortages and drought impacts from the lack of winter precipitation and the state drought declaration.

Read more: Drought workshop to provide important information for area ranchers and farmers

 

Forest Service slash pile burning will cause smoke impacts in East Quincy

Feather Publishing
2/19/2014
 

Fire personnell from the Plumas National Forest are burning handpiles in East Quincy.  The piles are located in forested land adjacent to homes on the south side of East Quincy.
 

Read more: Forest Service slash pile burning will cause smoke impacts in East Quincy

 

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